Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)

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Why is there an Entry Level Driver Training requirement?

The ELDT is a recent federal mandate that aims to create a more consistent training standards for entry-level commercial drivers nationwide. This training ensures that new CDL drivers are well-prepared and equipped with the necessary skills for safe and responsible driving.

Who needs to take Entry Level Driver Training?

You must complete this training if you want to...
  • Obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for the first time
  • Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL
  • Obtain a passenger (P), school bus (S), or hazmat (H) endorsement for the first time

Already obtained a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP), a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or endorsement prior to February 7th, 2022?
You do not need to take this training course.

What is included in the Entry Level Driver Training Curriculum?

  • Control Systems and Dashboard
  • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspection
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting and Operating Transmissions
  • Backing and Docking
  • Coupling and Uncoupling

  • Visual Search
  • Communication
  • Distracted driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Driving Conditions

  • Hazard Perception
  • Skid Control and Recovery, Jackknifing, and other Emergencies

  • Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Maintenance

  • Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • Environmental and Compliance Issues
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • External Communications
  • Whistleblower and Coercion
  • Trip Planning
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Medical Requirements

The ELDT Experience